Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Anxious About...

A to Z blog hop at Patterings
Welcome to A to Z!
It's here! And I'm so excited. Another round of A to Z.

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This week is the letter A.

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This year I've learned a lot about anxiety.
It's not a learning curve I sought out.
It's not been a fun lesson.

But it is the path I've been on and I know God has used it in my life. When the anxiety became too much I turned to the only One I knew who could handle it and do something about it. I dug into the Word and I think it saved my sanity.

I know it saved my peace of mind.

Not only did I find peace of mind, I found peace. All-encompassing peace. The peace that passes all understanding.


Now I'm anxious to--as in really looking forward to--share what I learned about anxiety and worry. I've been working on a study about worry and sometime this fall I'll be putting it on Kindle.

It's a good kind of anxiousness. One that I like.
One that I can live with.

So tell me, what's an anxiety you can turn the tables on and turn it into the good kind of anxiousness?


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16 comments:

  1. Great post/reminder! Writing anxiety is the first one that comes to mind. Channel it toward doing your best. And can't WAIT for that study (anxious to see it on Kindle ;)).

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    1. Oh yeah, writing anxiety is a biggie for me.
      and thanks so much for your encouragement, JoDear! =]

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  3. Isn't it wonderful how faithful God is to His Word? Just give it to Him.

    And what's next week's letter?

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    1. Epsilon, Tom. Better get to work!

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    2. Yes, Tom, it is!! I'm so thankful!
      Next week's letter...I'm so not worried about it. =]

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  4. Anxiety, for sure. Knowing God is in control beyond the daily headlines, at home and abroad, is the one thing that can help us keep cool heads. Your "Anxiety" study is timely, for sure!

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    1. Knowing God is in control makes things and life in general sooooo much easier. I'm so thankful God is sovereign!!

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  5. I've been trying to add my Linky, but Blogger is not cooperating. I would love for you to stop by www.ASofterVoice.blogspot.com to see my "Adopted" orphans. Love having the A to Z Meme back! Thank you.

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    1. Nancy, I just linked you up. =]

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  6. I've had both an escalation (internally, not that the outside forces are any worse than usual) of anxiety in the last couple years, and an increased peace. So I'm curious if it'll be similar to what you're writing. I'm learning how to talk myself through the immediate reaction and then how to stuff the wad of worry back into God's hands. AND I'm learning how much I can really handle (the things in my control to let in or keep out).

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    1. Lynn, it's so cool to hear that as your anxiety has grown, so has your peace. Isn't God good?!

      I've found I...we...can handle a whole lot more than we think, but then, we're not going it alone. =]

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  7. Awesome post, Patty! Love that A to Z Meme is back! Your anxiety post is spot on... considering how God healed me of this two years ago... can't wait to see your Kindle publication! Guess you could say I'm anxious, in a good way! ;-]

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  8. Ha are we related?
    Glad the post is back! yay! And awesome on going kindle!!!

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  9. Anxiety runs in my family. We have a very nervous disposition. My aunts and uncles and my father is especially anxious. Unfortunately, I inherited the trait, too. It's biological more than mental. It's hour our brain processes the world. I've learned how to cope by both staying in the Word of God, believing God is up to something good, and watching what I eat and expose myself to. I also am thankful for herbs and other medications to help with the malady. It's not fun living with it. And it's a vicious cycle. Those with anxiety can wreak havoc on relationships, and then that creates anxiety. So much to talk about here! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. So happy to see A to Z back! Here's the URL I needed to give you. http://historicalfictionalightintime.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-is-for-authors-garden.html
    Thanks so much for your help

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